I did make some substitutions for some of the ingredients. Recipe calls for chopped ham, and did not have any, but I do have leftover luncheon meat, and that was what I used. And I have replaced the buttermilk with regular milk. I have added some chopped chives, about 2 tbsps, since I have some chives in my garden pot.
Really easy, mix the wet ingredients in one bowl, the dry ingredients in another, and combine them together just until blended, taking care not to overmix. Reserve some cheddar cheese to scatter over the batter before baking.
Using standard muffin pans, I got only 7 muffins instead of 9 for half a recipe.
These would be perfect for a breakfast treat, even for lunch with some veggie salad to munch on. And if you are having it for tea-time, make sure you have your favourite cup of warm tea ready!
note : my measurements in blue for half a recipe
Ham and Cheddar Muffins
(adapted from "750 Best Muffin Recipes", Camilla V. Saulsbury)
Makes 18 muffins (I got 7 muffins for half a recipe)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (1/2 cup + 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp)
2 tsp baking powder (1 tsp)
1 tsp ground cumin (1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp baking soda (1/4 tsp)
1/4 tsp salt (omitted)
2 cups shredded sharp (old) Cheddar cheese, divided (1 cup)
2 eggs (1)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard (1/2 tbsp)
1 cup buttermilk (replaced with 1/2 cup milk)
2 cups diced cooked ham (replaced with 1 cup diced luncheon meat)
2 tbsps chopped chives (my addition)
Preheat oven to 375F (190C)
Two 12-cup muffin pans, 18 cups greased
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cumin, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1-1/2 cups (375ml) of the cheese and chives (if using).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and mustard until well blended. Whisk in buttermilk until blended.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in ham.
- Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to the rack. Serve warm or let cool completely.
I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event, ingredient for this month is Milk, organised by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Doreen of My Favourite D.I.Y., hosted by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House.